Joy of the Rovers

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: April 10 2014, 17:53 BST

Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's Sky Bet Football League action and is tipping another win for Blackburn in the Championship.

Blackburn are on a good run of form
Blackburn are on a good run of form

They came up trumps for me in midweek so I'm going back for more from Blackburn as they bid to grab the final play-off spot.

Given QPR's woeful record on the road in recent months, Rovers were far too big to ignore at 6/4 across the board on Tuesday night.

And after sweeping aside Harry Redknapp's men with the minimum of fuss thanks to goals from Rudy Gestede and Tommy Spurr they will head across the Pennines full of confidence.

It was their second 2-0 win in the space of four days against teams above them, they saw off Ipswich last weekend, and they are now right in the mix for the play-offs with a clutch of clubs.

They are unbeaten in seven and have now found goals from other sources, not just the prolific Jordan Rhodes.

Gary Bowyer's men haven't had the best of records on the road this season but Hillsborough has hardly been a fortress either.

The Owls have lost eight times on their own patch and that makes Rovers a standout 9/5 for me with Boylesports.

I also had some joy with Notts County a couple of weeks ago when they saw off Colchester at Meadow Lane and I'm putting my faith in them once again.

The Magpies are still in deep trouble at the bottom of League One having lost 3-1 to high-flying Brentford at the weekend.

But rookie boss Shaun Derry deserves a great deal of credit for giving them his chance as they were dead and buried earlier in the season.

That they are still in touching distance of safety is solely down to their home form, where they have won nine times this season.

The loss at Griffin Park, where they played the majority of the match with ten men following Haydn Hollis' sending off, also brought their three-game winning run to an end.

But I like the way Derry has backed his squad of late and with Vale losing 12 times away from home I believe County can get back to winning ways. They are widely available at 6/5 to do just that.

In League Two I like the look of Scunthorpe and York in a home double but I'd get on this early as I can't see the prices on both lasting into the weekend.

The Iron, who remain unbeaten in Russ Wilcox's first 25 matches, are 11/10 with BetVictor to beat Bury at Glanford Park.

You can also get evens in several places on the Minstermen, who haven't lost since January 28, to see off at Accrington at Bootham Crescent.

Both Bury, who have won three on the spin, and Accrington have been much improved of late but the homes are far too big to ignore.

The Iron are almost home and dry in the race for automatic promotion and with the quality they have in the squad I can't see them slipping up at this stage.

And York must be hoping to join them in League One next term given their recent run that has seen them transformed from relegation candidates to play-off contenders.

Nigel Worthington has done a fine job at City and another win in this one would give their play-off hopes a huge shot in the arm.